Many soldiers in Colombia's 53-year-long war have sustained wounds to their sexual organs. Here are the stories of a few remarkable men who've undergone surgery and rehabilitation to get on with their lives.
A growing number of British Asian families are hiring detectives to check on potential spouses. But does "honeytrapping" cross the line?
"These statues look like they're made to be toppled," says historian Adrian Tinniswood. "They're statements of liberation but they represent a failure of confidence — where are the African designers and African sculptors who'd be better representing African consciousness?"
When Libyan rebels celebrated the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the colonel's gold-plated pistol was held up as a symbol of their victory — I watched as they passed it among themselves. Four years on, I've been back to Libya to find the man with the golden gun.
Up to 40 percent of those on the Pacific island of Tonga is thought to have type 2 diabetes and life expectancy is falling. What do sheep have to do with it?
The Mafia has been part of Sicilian life for generations, and so has the battle by police to arrest its leaders. The elite unit that goes after them is called the Catturandi — from the word meaning "to catch" — one of its officers described the shadowy world in which he works, and how he kept his job hidden from his girlfriend until she recognized his bottom on TV.
In Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, the Taliban have gained a new foothold, taking over organised crime and kidnapping networks to fund their activities. Reporter Mobeen Azhar was given unique access the police squad charged with tackling them: Karachi's so-called 'Taliban Hunters'.
The role of women in presenting and reporting news in North America is dropping, a study says.
A mayor in the south of France has been accused of turning his city into a laboratory of the far right. But what is driving Robert Menard and why is he becoming the most controversial mayor in the country?
At 14 years old, one woman tells authorities she has a son. Others, pregnant, have gone missing from refugee centers.
At first glance Old Providence is paradise, a small Caribbean island with palm trees swaying in the breeze, white sands and emerald waters, untouched by mass tourism. But the island has a guilty secret — the huge number of people who have turned to drug-running and then disappeared.